Tel Aviv Honors Four-legged Friends With First-ever Dog Festival

Claiming to be the most pup-friendly city in the world, Tel Aviv's festival coincided with Dog Day celebrations around the world.

Women pose for a picture with their dogs in the park during Tel Aviv's dog day, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 26, 2016.
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP

Hundreds of dogs and people joined Tel Aviv's first-ever dog festival on Friday, timed to coincide with Dog Day celebrations around the world.

Tel Aviv, where most restaurants and cafes allow dogs in, claims to be the most pup-friendly city in the world, with some companies even encouraging employees to bring their pets to the office.

Dogs were dolled up and received massages during the festival, resulting in some heart-warming photos:

A man carrying an unloaded M-16 rifle looks at dogs in the park during Tel Aviv's dog day, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 26, 2016.
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP
A man poses for a picture with his dog in the park during Tel Aviv's dog day, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 26, 2016.
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP
A woman gives a dog a massage in the park during Tel Aviv's dog day, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 26, 2016.
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP
An man sits with his dogs in the park during Tel Aviv's dog day, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 26, 2016.
Gil Cohen-Magen, AFP